John S. Lyons

Casting director, Producer
John Lyons began his career in the theater as casting director for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizon, where he assembled such shows as the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sunday in the Park With George" (1984) ... Read more »

Filmography

Casting (40)

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

US casting consultant (Location Casting)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

(Casting)

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

(Casting)

Fargo 1996 (Movie)

(Casting)

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

(Casting)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

(Casting)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Casting

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Trial 1993 (Movie)

(New York) (Casting)

Brain Donors 1992 (Movie)

(Casting)

Housesitter 1992 (Movie)

(Casting)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

(Casting)

Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

Impromptu 1991 (Movie)

(USA) (Casting)

Mortal Thoughts 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 (Movie)

(USA) (Casting)

Henry & June 1990 (Movie)

(Casting)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

(Casting)

Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

(USA) (Casting)

Paperhouse 1989 (Movie)

(USA) (Casting)

Sing 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Spenser: For Hire 1985 - 1988 (TV Show)

Casting

Hello, Again 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

Raising Arizona 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

King Kong Lives 1986 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Roommate 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Casting Associate

Framed (TV Show)

Casting

Perfect Witness (TV Show)

Casting

Private Eye (TV Show)

Casting
Producer (8)

Pete's Meteor 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pieces of April 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Opportunists 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hard Eight 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blown Sideways Through Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer
Executive (2)

The Limits of Control 2009 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

Cowboy Del Amor 2006 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

Biography

John Lyons began his career in the theater as casting director for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizon, where he assembled such shows as the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sunday in the Park With George" (1984) by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. He received his first feature "casting" credit for "King Kong Lives" (1986) and then embarked on a long association with Joel and Ethan Coen, serving as casting director on "Raising Arizona" (1987). Although he had cast seven films for the Coens by 1998, Lyons also enjoyed multiple film casting collaborations with directors Frank Oz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" 1988 and "House Sitter" 1992, both with Steve Martin), Bernard Rose ("Paperhouse" 1988 and "Chicago Joe and the Showgirl" 1990), Lapine ("Impromptu" 1991 and "Life With Mikey" 1993) and Andrew Bergman ("It Could Happen to You" 1994 and "Striptease" 1996). He branched into feature producing with Paul Thomas Anderson's directing debut "Hard Eight" (1996) and then shared duties (with Joanne Sellar and Lloyd Levin) on Anderson's "Boogie Nights" (1997). Lapine also worked as a casting director for PBS' "American Playhouse" productions of "The Rise and Fall of Daniel Rocket" (1986) and "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'" (1994), in addition to producing the TV version of Claudia Shear's one woman show "Blown Sideways Through Life" (1996).

Milestones

1998

Seventh casting assignment for the Coens, "The Big Lebowski"

1997

Shared producing duties (with Joanne Sellar and Lloyd Levin) on Anderson's "Boogie Nights"

1996

Cast sixth film for Coens, "Fargo"

1996

First feature credit as producer, Paul Thomas Anderson's directorial debut "Hard Eight"

1995

Produced the TV version of Claudia Shear's one-woman show "Blown Sideways Through Life" for PBS' "American Playhouse"

1994

Fifth time casting for the Coens, "The Hudsucker Proxy"

1994

Resumed association with "American Playhouse", casting the miniseries "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'" (PBS)

1994

Initial film with Andrew Bergman, casting "It Could Happen to You"

1993

Cast second film for Lapine, "Life With Mikey"

1992

Another turn as casting director for Frank Oz, "HouseSitter"

1991

Third Coen brothers film as casting director, "Barton Fink"

1991

First feature association with James Lapine, casting "Impromptu"

1990

Second film cast for Coens, "Miller's Crossing"

1990

Cast second film for Rose, "Chicago Joe and the Showgirl"

1988

Cast Bernard Rose's "Paperhouse"

1988

Served as casting director for Frank Oz's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

1987

Initial association with Joel and Ethan Coen, casting "Raising Arizona"

1986

For PBS' "American Playhouse", cast "The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket"

1986

First feature "casting" credit, "King Kong Lives"

1984

Cast the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sunday in the Park With George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Worked as casting director for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizon

Formed Kalkaska Productions

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